Study Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom

Study Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom

Studying Religious Studies & Theology

Religious studies and theology usually focus on a certain religion such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam. However, also inter-religious studies such as comparative religion are offered by academic degrees that lead to careers in education, religion, charity, or community service.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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151 Religious Studies & Theology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

MPhil/MRes Theology

Part of the School of Education and Social Sciences, our Theology research degrees are broadly themed around culture, religion and society. This emerging area of work draws together studies of contemporary cultural practices, their inter-relationships and their social impacts, including in the media and the digital world.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Biblical Studies Research

Join staff and students from around the world in the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. The variety of fresh perspectives you’ll find here will make your masters a unique experience.

Department of Arts & Humanities
M.A. French and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Spanish and Theological Studies (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Spanish and Theological Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Diploma Theology and Religion

This programme is intended for students who hold a BA (Honours) degree or equivalent in another discipline, but who wish to acquire a knowledge of Theology and Religion at a level which would permit them to undertake further study in the subject.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.Res. Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MRes Distance Learning Programme)

The Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MA Distance Learning Programme) is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). It is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It is designed also to suit the needs of those who are unable to attend time-tabled sessions at Bangor. It comprises two parts.)

School of Philosophy and Religion
M.Res. Sikh Studies (MRes)

The Sikh Studies MRes is a research degree that includes taught components and a 20,000-word thesis. The programme’s taught element will seek to provide you with an understanding of the Sikh religion in a theological, anthropological and ‘case-by-case’ context with particular reference to the contemporary scene.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Christian Theology (Catholic Studies)

This course focuses on the Catholic theological tradition in particular, within the more general context of Christian theology. Durham is developing a strong emphasis on a renewed engagement with contemporary Catholicism, and now boasts a Centre for Catholic Studies and the Bede Chair in Catholic Theology.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Religions and Theology

This programme aims to provide students in Religions and Theology with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of these fields. It stresses a broad, interdisciplinary and comparative approach. Courses can be taken from across the offerings within the discipline and beyond.

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
M.A. Canon Law

This study of Roman Catholic Canon Law grew from an interest in canon law outside of ecclesiastical circles and within the church since the Second Vatican Council and subsequent revision of canon law. The programme attracts civil lawyers, theologians, priests, people engaged in parish work and religious education and people working on marriage tribunals.

Theology
M.Sc. Values-based Practice: Faith Communities

This Values-based Practice: Faith Communities MSc programme is intended to develop critical understanding and key skills in reflective practice for those engaged in a variety of roles within faith communities. It also provides the opportunity to engage in focused study of particular areas of emerging significance relevant to your own work and context.

M.A. Religious Studies

University of Chester, Religious Studies - Explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life. Ask the big questions. Probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture. Discover texts and traditions. Explore concepts and truth claims. Consider the phenomenon of religion from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.

The Faculty of Humanities
Postgraduate Certificate Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

The Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme at the University of Leeds addresses fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion and ethics and will be taught entirely online.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. International Relations and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) International Relations and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Film Studies and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Film Studies and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Christian Ministry

This MA is designed for lay and ordained Christians with significant experience of working (paid or volunteer) in churches, mission agencies, or not-for-profit organisations (faith-based or secular), enabling you to engage theologically and strategically with the contemporary world.

M.A. Holocaust and Genocide MA/Diploma/Certificate

The MA / Diploma / Certificate Holocaust and Genocide from University of Birmingham, co-taught by staff in History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion, will immerse you in past and present debates about researching, remembering and commemorating the Holocaust and other genocides.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Philosophy and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Philosophy and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Theology and Religion

Theology and religion is a diverse subject area, employing a wide variety of methodological approaches in its discourse. It is not only growing in academic significance, but it is also a living, active area of study that engages communities of faith, politicians and those working in non-academic contexts.

Department of Theology and Religion
Master Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Religious Education)

The PGCE Religious Education programme is set in the heart of London. The department works in close partnership with schools in designing, delivering and assessing our programme. You will have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research and are encouraged to take a critical view of policies and practice.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Biblical Studies and Philosophy

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Phil. Theology and Religious Studies

The M.Phil. in Theology and Religious Studies is a nine-month Masters course. The M.Phil. offers the opportunity for advanced study in Theology and Religious Studies across the full range of disciplines and with a strong focus on research.

MDiv Divinity - Graduate Entry

This graduate entry programme is for students who already hold a degree. It typically prepares candidates for professional ministry but may be studied by students with an interest in theology, who are planning to pursue careers in a variety of contexts.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Theology

One of the big strengths of our Theology MA is how well it matches the current research interests of our academic staff. That means you get the maximum benefit of our expertise whichever module options you choose. We will train you in research methodologies and skills so that you can engage with key texts and sources, we can also help you develop expertise in biblical languages as well as Latin, patristic Greek and Aramaic if you need it.

College of Humanities
M.A. Religious Studies

This is a broad programme for anyone interested in the academic study of religion. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Department of Religious Studies
M.A. Theology

The MA in Theology, University of Chester offers a solid grounding in the classical tradition of Christian thought, as well as helping students to ask cutting-edge questions of contemporary theological significance.

The Faculty of Humanities
Master Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Theology degree offers more extensive study of a particular field of theology at an advanced level, with rigorous training in relevant research methods and a period of scholarly research and writing.

Master Theology

The degree of Master of Studies (MSt) in Theology offers you the opportunity to study a particular field of theology in depth. The course includes an element of scholarly research and writing, which can constitute part of the training for a future research degree.

M.A. Geography and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies

This course focuses on the context and interpretation of biblical and pseudepigraphal texts, along with the study of biblical languages. Durham has a long tradition of outstanding biblical scholarship, providing a wide range of distinctive approaches to biblical studies, including historical, critical and theological.

Department of Theology and Religion
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of religious education with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

M.A. Religion in Global Politics

The MA Religion in Global Politics from SOAS University of London offers an opportunity to examine these questions and issues at an advanced level by studying the complex relationships between religion and politics in the histories and contemporary political contexts (both national and international) of the regions of the Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Religion, Culture and Society

The MA Religion, Culture and Society programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) explores the impact and influence religion and belief has on social structures, community, politics, economics, policy (education), citizenship, culture & identity, sexuality, pluralism, spirituality, and national & international relationships.

M.A. Theology and Religious Studies

As faiths of all kinds navigate their way through a period of great social change, it is more important than ever to possess an in-depth understanding of how faiths interact with each other and society. This MA creatively balances the close study of particular traditions with a broad understanding of the subject area. It is one of the few programmes in London that offers specialised teaching in Islam as well as several different aspects of Christian theology.

M.A. Christian Ministry

The MA in Christian Ministry has been specially developed to meet the needs of Christian ministers, predominantly those working in local churches.

Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies
MTh Biblical Theology

An Aberdeen MTh in Biblical Studies draws on six centuries of scriptural scholarship at the fifth oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1495. Biblical studies at Aberdeen draws on diverse academic disciplines in the study of Jewish and Christian scriptures, including theology, archaeology, literary criticism, history, philology and social science.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Art History and Biblical Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Biblical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education

PGCE Secondary Religious Education at The University of Winchester is an innovative, flexible postgraduate programme that enables prospective Religious Education (RE) teachers to study either full-time or part-time. Graduates with a 2.1 or higher are eligible for a government training bursary of up to £9,000.

M.Phil. Japanese Studies

Japanese Studies was established at Manchester in 2007 and quickly grew a large undergraduate program with a small but expanding graduate cluster attached.

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
M.Phil. Philosophical Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Philosophical Theology is intended to provide you with detailed knowledge of philosophical theology, its history and a cognate area of philosophy, with the opportunity to hone your skills in research and in written and oral argument in these subjects.

M.A. French and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Religious Arts of Asia

This is the only history of art and archaeology degree in Europe focused on the great religious traditions of Asia. The MA Religious Arts of Asia programme at SOAS University of London includes within its scope diverse countries, regions and time periods from antiquity to the present, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. 

Master Applied Theology

The MTh in Applied Theology is designed to enable theological reflection upon experience in pastoral practice mainly, but not only, in the context of ministry in the Church. It may be taken if you hold a pastoral appointment at present, or if you are able to include a period of approved pastoral experience in your course of study for the MTh.

Master Religion (PCert, MA)

The MA in Religion from the University of Kent provides core training for students wanting to pursue further postgraduate research or research in other contexts. The programme offers an overview of key theoretical debates in the study of religion, as well as methodological issues and approaches for conducting fieldwork. You also study two modules of your choice, suited to your own specific interests.

School of European Culture and Languages
M.A. Theology and Religious Studies

This degree, which can be studied one year full-time or two years part-time, enables students to pursue a particular project at masters level. It also introduces students to the research skills necessary for doctoral study in the field of theology or religious studies.

Theology and Religious Studies
M.A. Religion and Society

In this course, the focus is on religion in its anthropological and sociological perspectives. Durham has particular strengths in the study of Mormonism; death, dying and disposal; shamanism; religion and emotion; religion/faith and globalisation; religion and politics; contemporary evangelicalism and post-evangelicalism; and religion and generational change.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (Distance Learning)

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme you will explore a variety of questions – for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless?

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Arabic and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Arabic and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Mathematics and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Mathematics and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Phil. Classical Indian Religion

This course introduces you to classical Indian religion in a way that bases understanding on original sources and that equips you to continue in the same vein. Formally, the course is in two parts. The first, of five months, is an intensive study of the rudiments of Sanskrit. In the second part of the course you have regular classes in reading Sanskrit religious texts and write supervised essays on topics in Indian religion.

M.Sc. Religious Studies

The Religious Studies programme from The University of Edinburgh provides the opportunity to study a variety of religious traditions, in combination with advanced learning in the theory and method of the study of religion.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Christianity & the Arts

The course investigates how Christian scripture, beliefs and practices have found expression in art over 2,000 years; traces the idea of beauty in Western theological tradition; makes use of examples in London.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
MTh/PgDip/PgCert Chaplaincy Studies

Gain a respected qualification tailored to your professional development in this three-year, multi-faith programme. You will study with fellow chaplains from all sectors in an environment which integrates interdisciplinary study and practical theological reflection.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.A. Religious Studies

Our MA in Religious Studies allows you to specialise in one of two pathways: Asian Religions or Late Antiquity.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.A. Religious Studies and Global Development

The political and social dimensions of religions are at the heart of this innovative programme, which explores the role of religions and theology in global development. The Religious Studies and Global Development is offered by the University of Leeds.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Hebrew and Russian (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Hebrew and Russian (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Mathematics

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Mathematics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics MA/Diploma

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme you will explore a variety of questions - for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless? You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available.

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online)

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? The Muslim Minorities in a Global Context course is offered at SOAS University of London.

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
M.A. English and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) English and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Death, Religion and Culture

MA Death, Religion and Culture at The University of Winchester explores the way in which death is the only inevitability of life. This universal reality is understood differently by various cultures and religious traditions, and those understandings are played out in rituals of death, dying and bereavement.

M.A. Biblical Studies and International Relations

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Certificate Religious Education by Distance Learning

This programme is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in generalist Catholic religious education for those who wish to teach religious education in Catholic primary or secondary schools.

School of Education
MTh Chaplaincy Studies (Military)

Acquire a respected qualification tailored to the professional and vocational development of military chaplains in this three year, multi-faith programme.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Sc. Bible Interpretation

This course is intended to give you experience in reading a range of primary exegetical texts in Classical Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac, to develop research methodologies in the writing of a 15,000-word dissertation and to provide a solid basis in the subject area for those intending to go on to do original research.

M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme from University of Birmingham you will explore a variety of questions - for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion?

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Biblical Studies and English

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and English programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity